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fumarole

noun fu·ma·role \ˈfyü-mə-ˌrōl\

Definition of FUMAROLE

:  a hole in a volcanic region from which hot gases and vapors issue
fu·ma·rol·ic \ˌfyü-mə-ˈrō-lik\ adjective

Origin of FUMAROLE

Italian fumarola, from Italian dialect (Neapolitan), from Late Latin fumariolum vent, from Latin fumarium smoke chamber for aging wine, from fumus
First Known Use: 1811

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